lou: we should point out. he has made it clear he is no gone along with the president's idea, the death tax. by the way, $800 billion in increased revenue, a 51 vote. they're not going to get that. so both sides have plenty of those, if you will, divisive mechanics and dynamics at work within their party. >> that's true. lou: your thoughts? >> it's true, but if you're playing defense as the house republicans are, you really need message, a consensus message, and they don't have one. the pesident is going to get a lot more intense face time from the medium then max baucus. his argumentwill be heard, but not the republicans if they're at one another's throats, which i think is part of the democratic strategy. >> 218 votes, 45 years.